• Title: Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington
  • Author: Benjamin Franklin Cooling III
  • ISBN: 9781572492295
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Monocacy The Battle That Saved Washington At Monocacy Maryland on July the decisive battle of Robert E Lee s offensive against Washington D C occurred There the Union s Lew Wallace fatally delayed Jubal Early s onrushing army a
    At Monocacy, Maryland on July 9, 1864, the decisive battle of Robert E Lee s 1864 offensive against Washington D.C occurred There the Union s Lew Wallace fatally delayed Jubal Early s onrushing army and saved Washington from the threat of capture in an election year Literally a struggle to gain time, Monocacy was one of the most important battles of the war, declared AAt Monocacy, Maryland on July 9, 1864, the decisive battle of Robert E Lee s 1864 offensive against Washington D.C occurred There the Union s Lew Wallace fatally delayed Jubal Early s onrushing army and saved Washington from the threat of capture in an election year Literally a struggle to gain time, Monocacy was one of the most important battles of the war, declared Abraham Lincoln s Register sic of the Treasury, Lucius E Chittenden Confederate Brigadier General John B Gordon remembered it as among the hardest fought contests of the war Monocacy is a story rich in drama and irony Sent to defend a crucial railroad bridge, Union forces fought gallantly for that highway to Washington, embroiling Early s veterans in a bloodbath along the Monocacy River Early lost a crucial day in the heat and drought of mid summer, a delay that perhaps cost the Confederacy a chance to change the course of history.

    One Reply to “Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington”

    1. Does a fine job covering the battle itself and explaining its effects on both the campaign and the war. Just a few small criticisms. The maps covering the battle were clumped together. Also, while the appendix about the Ohio hundred day regiments was interesting, it doesn't really help with understanding the battle itself.

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